FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

How does weekly meal service work?

Hungry For Time will come to you to discuss your personal needs and setup a plan that works for you. Weather you struggle getting dinner on table at the end of a busy day or need help finding healthy lunch options, we can help!

All of our meals are made with ingredients purchased locally and we prepare everything right here in Carnegie PA. It’s then packaged, labeled and delivered to your door. Once you select a plan you can begin customizing menus to fit your needs. Hungry For Time post menus weekly with a variety of changes that you can make to customize each dish. So if you have picky kids or mushrooms just aren’t your thing, don’t worry we can work with that.

Where do you deliver?

Hungry For Time is based in Carnegie. We like to stay within about a 30 miles radius of downtown for weekly meal delivery. If you’re not sure, call us to find out if we can come to your area.  We have more flexibility on catering jobs.

I’m interested, what’s the next step?

Give us a call 412-944-6464 or send an email samantha@hungryfortime.com, we’ll setup a free consultation to come and discuss your needs and set you up with a customized plan.

What is the difference between a lunch and a dinner?

A lunch typically comes with one side were as a dinner comes with two. This varies, depending on the dish.

What is the minimum meal plan?

You can start with as low as 1 meal a week.

Can you accommodate my diet?

We specialize in making sure each client is getting the food they need and want to eat!  If that means you're following a paleo diet or your doctor said you need follow a low-sodium diet, we've got you covered.  We'll discuss all of this in the consultation.

Can I sign up for week to week service?

Yes, you can order week to week.  You will pay for the delivery fees up front, but you can then skip as many weeks as you'd like.  Just make sure you don’t miss the cutoff of Friday 5pm.  Once the cutoff time has passed, the order will be in process and cannot be cancelled.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes, gift certificates are a great gift and we offer a variety of ways for you to purchase them.  Whether your best friend just had a baby or your want to give that big client a special thank you, we can prepare a certificate for either a monetary amount or a specific purpose.  To purchase please call 412-944-6464 or send an email samantha@hungryfortime.com

Examples: 

4 meals delivered to your home

Dinner for 2 prepared and served in your home

$200 towards personal chef services

How do I redeem a gift certificate?

Some certificates have a specific monetary amount or meal plan printed on them that they are good for.  Call 412-944-6464 or send an email samantha@hungryfortime.com and we can talk about menus, dates and answer any questions you may have.

How do I skip a delivery?

Email samantha@hungryfortime.com or call/text 412-944-6464 to let us know that you'd like to skip a week.  Just make sure you don’t miss the cutoff of Friday 5pm.  Once the cutoff time has passed, the order will be in process and cannot be cancelled.

How do I cancel my service?

You can cancel by logging in and going to “Cancel/Change Plan" and clicking cancel or email samantha@hungryfortime.com or call/text 412-944-6464 to let us know that you'd like to cancel service and we'll get your account deactivated.  Just make sure you don’t miss the cutoff of Friday 5pm.  Once the cutoff time has passed, the order will be in process and cannot be cancelled.

How do I update my payment information?

Login to your account

Click “Payments"

Click “Add New Payment"

How do I change my plan?

Login in to your account

Click “Cancel/Change Plan"

Click “Upgrade/Downgrade" 

Here you will be able to change your plan

Adding more meals

You can add an extra meal to your weekly menu by clicking on “Add more meals"  this will allow you to pick an additional meal for the week.  

Note:  this is an additional unique meal, not an additional serving of an existing meal.  

Adding more servings

You can add an extra servings to your existing meals by clicking on “Add more servings"  this will allow you to up your servings for a meal.  You will delegate which meal you want the extra serving of after selecting your menu.  

Note:  this is an additional serving to an existing meal, not an additional unique meal.  

How do I change my delivery date?

Email samantha@hungryfortime.com or call/text 412-944-6464 to discuss switching your delivery day.

What is the cutoff date to skip a delivery or cancel my account?

You have up until 2 days before your delivery to select a menu, make changes or cancel your order. After the cutoff date for that week has passed your order will be processed.

Example:  Monday deliveries are due by Friday 5pm

When does my card get charged?

You can see your next billing date by logging and going to the “Payment" tab.  You're next order and billing date is at the top.

Are there any other fees?

Delivery fees do apply to each order. On average our clients are paying $25 per delivery.

When will I get my food?

We will work out a delivery day and time that is conducive for you and Hungry For TIme’s schedule.

What type of Catering do you offer?

We offer private dinners for 2 up to weddings for 300.  Casual to high end and everything in between; including personal and corporate events.  Offices lunches, birthday parties, employee appreciation days, baptisms, wine tastings…any time anybody has to eat, we've got you covered.  Checkout some of our sample menus  https://hungryfortime.wpengine.com/catering/

Do you have servers and bartenders?

Yes, we can staff your event.

Do you have linens, plates, flatware, glasses, etc?

No, we do not carry these items.  However, we can recommend companies to rent from and we can assist when it comes to setup and breakdown.

We can supply disposable items.

Do you offer coffee service?

Yes, we have coffee percolators and are happy to set them up for your event.

What People Are Saying

"Samantha Sloan is wonderful. As a personal chef, she allows her clients to increase their TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, to eat healthy, and to have variety in their diet. She is reliable, personable, and bright. Her meals are attractive, tasty and fresh. She brings with her years of experience and yet is constantly researching for new and unique recipes. I am amazed what she can do in the kitchen. I really look forward to Samantha's meals. Her catering abilities are outstanding as well. A dinner party for 8 or 10, or a cocktail party for 80, she handles it all, to RAVE comments from guests. HUNGRY FOR TIME is a professional company with a very personal touch."

- Janice M.

"Samantha is an amazing cook...she comes to our house periodically to cook a few meals for us. We love her food and our kids do too...and it isn't mac & cheese. We are trying flavors that we wouldn't normally try. Always so tasty! She is prepared and leaves our kitchen as clean as she found it. She is creative with her meal options. And to top it off, she is very nice and always has a smile on her face!"

- Barb Belle

"We have worked with Samantha @ Hungry for Time for many years, both for at home cooking and catering and she has constantly done an amazing job for us. Our guests always rave about her food preparations and she is flexible in working around ours needs/constraints. Simply put, highly recommended!"

- Brett Moraski

"Just when I got too busy to shop and cook, my husband and I found that we needed to go on restrictive diets. I was so happy when we found Samantha. She cooks all of the meals for our family and she graciously accommodated all of our special dietary requests. It is wonderful to come home to a fully prepared lunch and dinner - just waiting for us to reheat. Having Samantha cook for us makes it easy for us to stick to our diets! And not only that, her prices are very reasonable!"

- Cindy Lange

"Samantha was the caterer for my wedding. She made the process extremely simple and stress free. I gave her my budget (which she respected, unlike other vendors that push you to spend more) and my ideas. The wedding went off without a flaw. Everyone was full and happy. Can't wait to have her cater another event!!!!"

- Cassie Brandy

"Samantha is a great chef who loves to work with her clients to get the best result and super meals they will enjoy. I highly recommend her professionalism and talents. She also gives back to her community by being a generous sponsor of a charity organization called Who's Your Brother who helps Pittsburgh families in need."

- Debi Arnett

"Samantha is an amazing chef. Her food is unique yet delicious. We have used her several times for various functions and everytime the food was incredible. The presentation of the food was very professional. I would recommend that you use her to cook meals for your family, employee luncheons at work or any special event you might be having."

- Deana Moore

“Samantha, your food is delicious and the relief from the stress of getting dinner on the table every day feels amazing. The boys are happy too and it's quite an accomplishment that you were able to meet all of our food preferences. We're actually sitting at the dinner table together again. Thank you!!”

- Pam

“I have been using Hungry For Time for two years. My Doctor prescribed a very strict low sodium diet and a diet that was Coumadine friendly. This required a lot of research and Samantha found many recipes that would fit these constraints. In addition Samantha creatively found spices to make the diet very tasty. Samantha has been reliable, flexible and definitely a reason I am healthy today. Hungry for time earns my strong recommendation.”

- Robert Wolfson

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